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Realogy Reports Financial Results For Second Quarter 2015 »

July 31, 2015 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

Residential Real Estate Leader Reports Revenue of $1.7 billion, a 9% Increase Year-over-Year; Q2 Homesale Transaction Volume Increases 10% Year-over-Year
MADISON, N.J., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and prominent provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, including the following highlights:

Revenue of $1.7 billion, which represents a 9% increase compared to second quarter 2014, was driven by higher homesale transaction volume.
Net income for second quarter 2015 was $97 million, and basic earnings per share was $0...

The Wendy's Company Announces Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.055 Per Share »

July 31, 2015 at 5:56AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio - July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) today announced the declaration of its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.055 per share, payable on September 15, 2015, to shareholders of record as of September 1, 2015.
The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit aboutwendys.com or wendys.com.The approximate number of common shares outstanding as of July 27, 2015 was 290.3 million.
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's Company is the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company...

Sonic Veteran Takes Development Team Leadership Role »

July 31, 2015 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Sonic Drive-In

Ritger to Focus on New Unit Growth and Generating Strong Returns
OKLAHOMA CITY - July 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced addition of talent to strengthen its franchise sales and development team.
Appointed as Senior Vice President for Development is Andrew "Drew" Ritger, Jr., who led the franchise development team at SONIC from 2002-2012, during which time the brand opened more than 1,500 new drive-ins in 15 states. In this new role, he is responsible for market planning, franchise sales, area development agreements, and real estate site selection. Ritger has been part of the SONIC leadership team since 1996, and most recently served as Senior Vice President for Franchise Services, east region, with responsibility for franchise operations in the eastern half of the country including new drive-in openings, drive-in operations procedures and guest service...

DineEquity, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Dividend »

July 31, 2015 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

Board Declares a Third Quarter 2015 Dividend of $0.875 Per Share of Common Stock
GLENDALE, Calif. - July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.875 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable on October 9, 2015 to the Company's stockholders of record at the close of business on September 11, 2015.
About DineEquity, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands. With more than 3,600 restaurants combined in 18 countries, over 400 franchisees and approximately 200,000 team members (including franchisee- and company-operated restaurant employees), DineEquity is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world...

Auntie Anne’s Golf Tournament Raises More Than $225,000 For Charities »

July 31, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Auntie Anne's

July 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // LANCASTER, Pa. – The 20th Annual Auntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S. Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $225,000 for three deserving charities on July 17. The event, held at Conestoga Country Club, Crossgates Golf Club, and Meadia Heights Golf Club in the Lancaster area, brought out more than 250 golfers for a morning round, followed by an auction and a luncheon for all participants.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament benefitted Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Auntie Anne’s national charitable partner and an organization dedicated to raising funds for the awareness of childhood cancer causes; Children Deserve a Chance Foundation, an organization dedicated to the pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment and social engagement of youth from Lancaster communities; and Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, an organization devoted to meeting the needs of the homeless, at-risk and socially isolated populations in Lancaster County by providing food, clothing and access to social service providers...

Papa John's Announces 25% Increase In Quarterly Dividend »

July 31, 2015 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - July 31, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved a 25 percent increase in the quarterly dividend payable on Papa John's International, Inc. common stock, resulting in a quarterly dividend rate of $0.175 per share, or $0.70 on an annual basis. The Board of Directors declared the $0.175 dividend per common share, payable August 21, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 11, 2015.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Part I...

Savor The Summer At Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery With Food And Drink Specials On Classic Favorites »

July 31, 2015 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc.

Brewery Restaurant Announces Limited-Time Specialty Cocktail and Food Specials
July 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, a national casual dining restaurant known for its distinctive selection of micro-brewed and specialty beers, announced today its latest seasonal menu offerings available now through August 16. Guests can visit participating Rock Bottom locations nationwide and enjoy a variety of food and drink specials guaranteed to boost summertime fun without hurting the wallet.
“We’re thrilled to debut our spectacular summertime menu offerings and specials, especially since we know our guests are on the hunt for great deals to take advantage of during the last days of summer,” said Stan Frankenthaler, chief officer of food, beverage and strategic supply for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc...

AAMCO Continues To Drive Professional Developement Through AAMCO University Training Facility »

July 31, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

Leader in Total Car Care Announces First Service Center Owners to Graduate School of Franchise Ownership
HORSHAM, Pa. - July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, continues to raise the bar on excellence in automotive maintenance repair and individualized customer service through its comprehensive training programs offered at AAMCO University. The specialized training facility, which opened in Newnan, Ga., earlier this year, is part of AAMCO's long-term strategy to drive operational excellence and growth systemwide. Most recently, the company celebrated the first graduates of AAMCO University's School of Franchise Ownership, in which nearly 10 franchise owners successfully completed its newly expanded curriculum focused on business ownership...

Tint World® Opens New Franchise In Denver »

July 31, 2015 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Tint World

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise expands with all-new Colorado location.
July 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tint World®, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has officially announced the opening of its Denver, Colorado location. Owned and operated by e-commerce specialist, Nathaniel Long, the Automotive Styling Centers™ location will provide area residents with vehicle customization services including window tinting, lighting, exterior protection, audio and mobile electronics installations, and more.
“Nathaniel is no stranger to automotive e-commerce, having built a handful of successful parts supply businesses in the past,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®...

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results »

July 31, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

ADDISON, Texas - July 30, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual restaurant brands, today reported results for the second quarter 2015, which ended on June 28, 2015.
Highlights of the second quarter 2015 results as compared to the second quarter 2014 include:

Total revenues increased 11.5% to $171.9 million;
Comparable restaurant sales increased 4.3% and comparable guest traffic decreased 0.2% at Pollo Tropical;
Comparable restaurant sales increased 5.6% and comparable guest traffic increased 1.0% at Taco Cabana;
Net income increased 20...

All Treats, No Tricks! Businesses Prepare For Halloween With Custom Promotional Items From EmbroidMe »

July 31, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: EmbroidMe

Lead times vary, but businesses need to plan their promotional marketing campaign at least two months ahead to order in time for Halloween promotional trick-or-treat bag.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (PRWEB) July 31, 2015 - Halloween evokes traditional images of children in costume going door to door in their neighborhoods collecting candy on October 31st. These days, however, Halloween has emerged as a community holiday, with schools, churches, nonprofits and businesses planning now to participate in Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October. Local organizations can organize or take part in such events at local malls, community centers, festivals, carnivals and pumpkin patches.
Safety First
Halloween now offers businesses, churches and other organizations the perfect opportunity to solidify their reputations as good community citizens...

The 11th Fantastic Fest Set To Wreak Havoc At The Alamo Drafthouse »

July 31, 2015 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

With Cannibal Carnage, Artful Exploitation, And A Smorgasbord Of Turkish Delights
World Premiere Of Bone Tomahawk Set For Closing Night With Kurt Russell, Cast And Crew In Attendance
July 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of BONE TOMAHAWK with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn's collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters...

7-Eleven's August FREEkends Offer More Free Stuff »

July 31, 2015 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

FREE + Weekend = FREEkend
DALLAS - July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven®, the one who brought America free Slurpee® drinks on 7-ELEVEN Day, followed by several days of free snacks and drinks during 7Rewards™ Week, is launching a new offer in August – FREEkends™. That's short for FREE Weekends, and the offer is just that. Added bonus, August has five weekends this year.
7-Eleven will launch its FREEkend offers Aug. 1 for 7Rewards members using the 7-Eleven mobile app. That weekend's free offer will appear in the "Scan and Save" section of the app at noon Central Daylight Time (CDT) every Saturday and Sunday in August. To redeem, customers present the featured item along with their 7-Eleven app to be scanned at the register...

Wallace Property Management Group To Open First Franchise Territory In Jacksonville, North Carolina »

July 31, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Wallace Property Management Group

Local Resident Will Provide Property Management Solutions for Onslow and Carteret Counties
JACKSONVILLE, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2015 - Wallace Property Management Group (WPMG), a professional property management franchise company that provides a full-service property management system specializing in the management of middle-and high-end residential properties for property owners, announced today the opening of its first franchise territory in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Local Jacksonville resident Walter Whitehurst joins the Wallace Property Management franchise system as the inaugural franchisee. His protected territory includes the cities of Holly Ridge, Sneads Ferry, Hubert, Jacksonville, Midway Park, McCutcheon Field, Maysville, Morehead City, Newport, Richlands, Stella, Swansboro, Cedar Point and Cape Carteret...

Win Free Barbecue For A Year At Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Westlake Village »

July 31, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

Grand Opening Offers $2 Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Multiple Prizes
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Westlake Village residents will have a reason to celebrate when Dickey's Barbecue Pit opens on Thursday, July 30 at 11 a.m. The new barbecue joint opens with a three-day barbecue bash where three lucky guests will win free barbecue for an entire year.
"Our California guests love Dickey's and we are excited that Arman is bringing a second location to the Simi Valley region," said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We look forward to introducing new guests to our many options including our catering and online ordering."
Thursday, the party kicks off with the first 100 guests receiving free meal vouchers as well as Dickey's gear like t-shirts, koozies, sunglasses and more...

Pie Five Creates Pie-Topia In Kansas City »

July 31, 2015 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Pie Five Pizza Co.

Leading Fast Casual Pizza Chain Opens Fifth Kansas City Location
DALLAS - July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Kansas City will soon have another Pie Five Pizza location, where they can create custom, fresh, made- to- order deliciousness. On Friday, August 7, Pie Five will open its fifth Kansas City area location at Glenwood Commons on the corner of 91st and Metcalf, in Overland Park. Doors open at 11 am.
Franchise owner Dave Goebel of KC Pie LLC has already opened locations in Lenexa, Topeka, Westport and Overland Park with more planned for later this year. Goebel, former president and CEO of Applebee's, along with his wife Jan, sons Kerry and Kevin and daughter Lyssa, signed a 10-unit Pie Five franchise agreement in May of 2013 . They plan to have 8 Kansas City area locations before the end of the year, with the next location opening in Mission on August 21...

Fredericksburg Man Finds Window Of Opportunity With New Business »

July 31, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Fredericksburg local Ray Shero follows his gut feeling, will open a Window Genie franchise on August 10th.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2015 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Fredericksburg on August 10th. Local resident Ray Shero is the owner. Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie will serve the greater Fredericksburg communities, down through Spotsylvania.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, Shero worked for many years in retail management and more recently, construction management. Finding the construction industry to be volatile, based on the unstable housing market, Shero began exploring his next move...

Papa John's Announces Promotion Of Steve Ritchie To President »

July 31, 2015 at 3:40AM PDT | Source: Papa John's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - July 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Schnatter. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Ritchie will continue to work side by side with Mr. Schnatter and the rest of the management team to develop and support the global growth and development of the brand.
"We are fortunate to have a proven leader in Steve to assume the additional role of President of the Company. He shares my passion for quality and is an outstanding operator and leader for our company and entire system," said Schnatter...

Sears Outlet Opens New Store In Phoenix »

July 31, 2015 at 3:35AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Local Retailer Offers Broad Assortment of Merchandise Marked Significantly Lower Than Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Prices
PHOENIX - July 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) will open its newest Arizona Sears Outlet Store on July 30, 2015 at 16809 N. 9th Street in Phoenix.
The Phoenix location marks the 9th opening of a new Sears Outlet Store this year and the 27th opening of a new store across all of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats. Unlike most retail concepts, Sears Outlet Stores combine the value, selection and services associated with larger retail stores but are owned and operated by a member of the local community.
"The new Sears Outlet Store in Phoenix will provide the community with a place to get the products they need and want at a great value," said Keith Edquist, owner of the Sears Outlet Store in Phoenix...

British Swim School Takes The Plunge: Integrates Technology With Safety »

July 30, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Intl. Swim School Franchise Announces Launch of Smart Phone Application for Parents
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 30, 2015) – According to Mobile Statistics, since smart phone users were introduced to the idea of a downloadable app in 2010, there have been close to 60 billion app downloads on cell phones and tablets. In the past few years, many brands have gone out of their way to adapt to the changing world of technology and now an international swim school franchise known as British Swim School has announced the launch of a new mobile application that will be used to better communicate with parents whose children are enrolled in the swim program.
British Swim School’s app allows for a more direct line of communication between parents and staff members...



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